RCTQ directors invited to speak at UNESCO’s teacher development confab
RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong and Co-Director Dr. John Pegg joined international education experts as they spoke at the Regional Conference on Transforming Teacher Development in Tagaytay City on October 15-17, 2019.
Organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) based in Bangkok, Thailand, the conference gathered education stakeholders from Uzbekistan, Nepal, Philippines, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives to provide them with “an opportunity to explore different ideas on how to systematically address the practical concerns in implementing ICT-CST in the respective contexts.”
The Conference brought together selected resource persons including Dr. Gonong and Dr. Pegg to address requested focus areas such as innovative ICT-supported pedagogical strategies for 21st century learning, improving the quality of teacher training, whole school approach to ICT integration, validation and monitoring of competency standards, among others.
Prior to the conference, the eight participating countries have completed the series of national workshops targeting different stages of policy intervention to develop ICT Competency Standards for Teachers (ICT-CST), enhance teacher professional development (TPD) curriculum/modules, train teacher educators/trainers, and formulate competency assessment guidelines.
UNESCO organized this year’s project regional meeting as an ICT-CST Conference “to explore ways to effectively implement and integrate ICT-CST within overall TPD structures.”
Under Session 4B entitled ‘Evaluating Competency Standards: Validation Exercise Prior to Endorsement and M&E During/Post Implementation’, Dr. Gonong talked about embedding teacher professional standards in the DepEd system, while Dr. Pegg presented the validation of professional standards for teachers.
“The conference provided another platform for RCTQ to showcase its work in developing the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST), and how we are working towards embedding this in various systems of DepEd in order to improve our country’s teacher quality,” Dr. Gonong said.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=800https://www.rctq.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/unesco1-1024x557.jpghttps://www.rctq.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/unesco1-150x150.jpgNewsPPST,UNESCO